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    Volti-Modded Ramblin' Rose K-horns. Juicy Music Peach Pre amp. Parks Audio Budgie Phono stage. VPI HW-19 Jr table with Ortofon Black cart. MK3, ST35, or Decware SE 84 amplification.

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  1. Those are too big? What high efficiency horn are you going to get that's smaller?
  2. And by many, I mean just you @LTusler, lol. I think I'm headed in a similar direction you are. I originally got the minidsp HD to ad a bit of eq to my system with the thought of getting another one and triamping the khorns at some point. I'm nearing that point, but I should probably give REW a shot first and I'm wondering if rather than a second minidsp HD, I should go for something like the 88A.
  3. I pulled my preamp after temporarily hooking up my phono pre directly to my Minidsp HD when I had the preamp out to change tubes. The absolute lack of any kind of noise was stunning. I put the preamp back in for about a week before I pulled it again. I'm running Volti-modded Khorns so it doesn't take much line nose for it to become audible. I do get the feeling that the Minidsp is doing some aggressive noise reduction however and that concerns me about the high frequency fidelity. Since so many of you are running a similar setup, what are your feelings?
  4. I got $650 for a pair in black a couple years ago. Took a couple months. Grills are an easy fix.
  5. I really want to like them, but somehow they seem even busier than my pair in Ramblin' Rose.
  6. Proof that talent without taste is a dangerous thing.
  7. I have an SEUFO on my Khorns. It's awesome. Really transparent. If all I listened to was jazz, it would be enough, but I listen to quite a bit of electronic as well and 2 watts is 2 watts.
  8. I don't believe he is in the audio game. He has not responded to my email from more than a year. Craig at NOS Valves is familiar with the Blueberry. What is wrong with yours? I believe there is a known issue about the heat sink loosening on the rectifier IIRC. It led to a failure in my buddy's. It was a cheap/easy repair.
  9. He might be a great speaker restorer, but he's a shit photographer.
  10. I loved my heresy. For certain recordings they were truly surprising. I also think they are beautiful in Walnut. Very pleasing proportions. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  11. First step would be to clean them good. Dawn and warm water. Then address any damage. Fill dings and scratches and color them to match. Get a set of stain sticks- basically a pallet of markers with stain in them. They're cheap. Home Depot has them. Then watch all the YouTube videos you can about repairing a black lacquer finish. You have to match the finish color or you will make them look worse. If you are not comfortable, you might just leave them as is. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  12. Yes anything that you add to the wood is going to change it from it's no finish state- including wax which also yellow over time and needs maintenance. A good wax finish offers more protection than a oil finish, but requires 100x more effort to maintain. Water based poly's will not darken wood it is true, but in the case of OP's speakers- they will show, highlight and preserve every mark and irregularity in them and will make it stick out like a sore thumb whereas an oil finish will blend marks while giving some contrast to the grain that will build up over time with easy applications every other year or as needed. It would be folly to apply water based poly to birch that wasn't factory new and clean. Is this a lacquer finish or are these industrial models? If it's the former, there is a specific method for repairing a lacquer finish. It's involved, but not tremendously difficult, but you will have to color match your shade of black or it will look like shit.
  13. Tung Oil will not darken them. You are probably thinking of boiled linseed oil. I would not recommend any water-based poly. If they were mine, I'd clean them how I recommended (remove the drivers to do a thorough job) and shellac them. Shellac will give them a wonderful glow, not darken them and protect them. I have used it to great effect on Heywood Wakefield furniture. It shows the grain and is quite durable. It's also inexpensive and relatively easy to apply. I suggest you watch a few vids first though.
  14. They look like they need a good cleaning. Were they ever in a damp environment? Start with mineral spirits and 0000 steel wool. If they are still discolored, try Barkeeper's friend- can be a miracle worker. Then clean with mineral spirits again. I would advise against poly. I prefer an oil finish. Tung oil will not darken the wood. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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